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Seminar

Date/Time: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:30 to 12:30
Venue: 
SMS Seminal Hall
Speaker: 
Rahul Kumar Singh
Affiliation: 
HRI, Allahabad
Title: 
Maximal surfaces, Born-Infeld solitons and Ramanujan's identities

Abstract: In the first part of the talk we discuss a different formulation for describing maximal surfaces in Lorentz-Minkowski space $ \mathbb{L}^3:=(\mathbb{R}^3, dx^2+dy^2-dz^2) $ using the identification of $ \mathbb{R}^3 $ with $ \mathbb{C}\times \mathbb{R} $. This description of maximal surfaces help us to give a different proof of the singular Bj\"orling problem for the case of closed real analytic null curve. As an application, we show the existence of maximal surfaces which contain a given closed real analytic spacelike curve and has a special singularity. In the next part we make an observation that the maximal surface equation and Born-Infeld equation (which arises in physics in the context of nonlinear electrodynamics) are related by a Wick rotation. We shall also show that a Born-Infeld soliton can be realised either as a spacelike minimal graph or timelike minimal graph over a timelike plane or a combination of both away from singular points. Finally in the last part of the talk we show the connection of maximal surfaces to analytic number theory through certain Ramanujan’s identities.

Seminar

Date/Time: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 15:30 to 16:30
Venue: 
SMS Seminal Hall
Speaker: 
Mr. Biswajit Rajaguru
Affiliation: 
University of Kansas
Title: 
Projective normality of line bundles of the type $K_X+\pi^*L$ on a ramified double covering $\pi:X\to S$ of an anticanonical rational surface $S$

Abstract:- Suppose $X$ is a minimal surface, which is a ramified double covering $\pi:X\to S$, of a rational surface $S$, with dim $|-K_S|\geq 1$. And suppose $L$ is a divisor on $S$, such that $L^2\geq 7$ and $L\cdot C\geq 3$ for any curve $C$ on $S$. Then the divisor $K_X+\pi^*L$ on $X$, is base-point free and the multiplication map in it's section ring : $Sym^r(H^0(K_X+\pi^*L))\to H^0(r(K_X+\pi^*L))$, is surjective for all $r\geq 1$. In particular this implies, when $S$ is also smooth and $L$ is an ample line bundle on $S$, that $K_X+n\pi^*L$ embeds $X$ as a projectively normal variety for all $n\geq 3$. In this talk we will present this result and various things associated to it.

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